What is a classic and what popular books will become classics? In 2008, we invite you to consider AGG, LMM, and the very idea of "classic" itself. What does the word "classic" mean to young readers today and why does this matter? You may want to consider AGG in relation to other phenomenally best-selling books that had or have a cross-generational appeal but did not or may not last through time; you may want to think about AGG readers as part of a "fandom" and how this readership compares with other fandoms. Why has Anne of Green Gables been around for 100 years? Will it make it for another 100? What do classics tell us about perceptions of gender and class?
Join us in June of 2008 for an international celebration of imagination and creativity and for a critique of the meaning and power of the (popular) designation "classic."
Please send one-page abstracts (no more, please) and a short, one-paragraph biographical sketch to the L.M. Montgomery Institute (address information below) either electronically or by mail. Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2007
Elizabeth DeBlois, Director
L.M. Montgomery Institute
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Phone: (902) 628-4346
Fax: (902) 628-4345 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.lmmontgomery.ca
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